Got an idea?

Face The “Electric Dragons”: Win a Complete Online Startup Package

As a company in its 22nd year of business, Electric has faced its fair share of opponents and obstacles. Recently, one of our latest partners, Linkee, appeared on Dragons’ Den, and in honour of this achievement we’re offering you a prize you’ll treasure: a complete online business startup package…for free!

Every treasure has a dragon guarding it, and ours is no different: we aren’t just giving it away to anybody. Luckily for you, the pen really is mightier than the sword: we’d like you to write in and submit your idea below. It could be something you’ve been jealously guarding for years, or a recent spark of inspiration…whatever it is, we want to know about it, and it needs to be creative and different from anything we’ve heard before.

The clock is ticking, so take flight: you’ve got until the 20th of September to enter our competition and bag the prize! Do you have what it takes?

Submit your idea - your bit...

Competition now over

Your questions answered...

  • Don’t worry if it’s simple or complex: just give us a brief overview of what it involves.
  • Mum’s the word: all the ideas we receive will be treated as confidential.
  • Be as creative as you like: that’s exactly what we want.
  • The deadline for entries is Friday the 20th of September. We’ll make a decision before Friday the 27th of September.
  • For full terms and conditions click here.

This is what you get - This is the bit we are good at!

We don’t have much gold and silver lying around the office, but we do have a crack team of designers and writers and the tools needed to bring your idea to fruition. Here’s what we’ve got to offer you if you win.

  • The Idea

    Got a spark of inspiration? We’ll help you fan it into a roaring blaze of creativity. It’s your concept, but we’ll help you where we’re needed to make it the best it can be.

  • The Name

    What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot, actually: it’s what people will think of when they’re using your product or service. We’ll do some poking around to see if someone else is using your name, what URLs we could use, and what sorts of meanings it might have. Let’s just say you don’t want to be driving a Pajero in Spain.

  • URL (the www. bit)

    The top of the list…or the webpage, anyway. We’ll do some research and advise you on which URL will look the business, and sell the business as well. We’ll even go ahead and buy it for you.

  • Emails and Hosting

    We’ve got your back, especially when it comes to your data. Our dedicated server has backup copies of all your data, and we’ll host your emails too.

  • Branding

    A picture paints a thousand words…which is handy, because that’s a lot of words to swallow otherwise. Our designers will hand-craft your very own custom logo, and supply a colour pallet that’ll work well alongside it. We’ll even supply them in web, print and vector formats.

  • Web Design

    The first port of call for most of your customers, you want to get your website just right. Using your new logo and colour scheme, we’ll handcraft your very own website and make you stand out from the crowd…but not in an awkward, loud-checked-jacket sort of way. With dignity.

Responsive Solution

Let’s be honest: for most people browsing on a PC is passé. Why boot up your computer when you’ve got a smartphone in your pocket? Any websites we make for you will be optimised for mobile devices, which means less work for you.

  • Development

    This time it’s personal. When you get an Electric website, you get a bespoke website…and that means custom HTML and CSS, not just graphics or branding. Our websites are cross- browser tested, and built with search engine optimisation in mind too.

  • Ecommerce

    Who doesn’t love online shopping? We can help you sell your products or services online: create a shop, populate your products and set up online payments. It’s an offer you can’t resist.

  • CMS - Content Management System

    Want to get your hands dirty? Our custom HTML and CSS is plugged into a content management system. This means you can edit your content, and add new pages, articles, pictures or products without going through us.

  • Copywriting

    Things unattempted yet in prose…our in-house copywriter will come up with copy to get you maximum results. Writing for web, in particular, is a finicky beast, and our understanding of keywords and writing style will put you leaps and bounds ahead.

And - What there is more??

Our website design isn’t skin-deep. We also work on the sorts of things that aren’t immediately obvious to budding entrepreneurs but are important nonetheless. The modern website needs to be more than a pretty face: that evil queen from Snow White got the wrong idea entirely.

  • SEO

    Where on earth is your new website? All the design in the world is useless if nobody can find you, but our SEO expertise, built into the core of our websites, will ensure your site will be found. And, since SEO is an ongoing process, we’ll make regular amendments to your website to keep it fresh and noticeable.

  • Keyword Research

    What’s the word on the street? You know what your product is, but you might not know what keywords people use to search for it. We’ll do the research and make any changes to your site, to make sure people are finding you.

  • Analytics

    Time for some number-crunching. Analytics refers to the stats that show how people are using your site: how long they’re on there, what they look at, where they’re from and even what browser they’re using. We’ll run a weekly report and send them to you, so you can see how your site is performing.

  • Submitted to search engines

    Eyes on the prize? We’ll submit your site to all the major search engines, both at launch and regularly after to ensure your site is fully indexed on a regular basis.

Confused? - We are here to help...

In 22 years of business, we’ve worked with everyone from Johnstone’s Paint to Jean Christophe Novelli, so don’t worry: we’ll offer friendly advice for any level of know-how, be it bedroom start-up or grizzled veteran.

Support & Advice

A friend in need? We’ll help set your website up and get it running, and give you training in how to use your site and get the best out of it. We’ll also advise you on what you should be doing and when to keep your website relevant.

Submit your idea now!

Think you can face our dragons? Then why not? We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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Other options - What else can electric do for you...

But our skills don’t end there: for a competitive price, we can add these extra features to your site. Want some pictures of your product? How about a promotional video? Read on to see what we have to offer.

  • Photography

    We’re no shutterbugs: we offer professional photography to make your business and products look amazing.

  • Illustration

    Words are great, but sometimes a picture is much more immediate. If you need technical drawings or even a company mascot, we’ll be happy to oblige.

  • Animation

    Poetry in motion. Adding movement or animation to your website will ensure your site sticks in the minds of your customers.

  • Video Production

    The stage is set. If you need a video showing off your product, venue or something else entirely, our digital team (led by our media production specialist) will leap into action, cameras at the ready.

  • Sound Production

    Music to our ears. If you need a sound file editing or a bespoke piece to accompany a presentation, we can meet all your sound production requirements.

  • Email Marketing

    Special delivery! Email marking is still one of the most effective methods of digital promotion. We create HTML emailers, and manage campaigns.

Design For Print

Stop the presses! Actually, restart the presses, as we’ll design a wide range of printed products for you: brochures, leaflets and even business cards. We’ll also design exhibition stands, provide branding guidelines to ensure you’re using all your lovely new stuff effectively.

  • Social Set Up

    Well-connected? You will be after we get you onto social networks. We can set up Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and even Pinterest boards, all in the style of your trendy new branding.

  • Social Automation

    Running like clockwork. We can update your websites, and set it up so your Twitter feed automatically updates your Facebook page. Simple to do, and gets your message to the widest possible audience.

  • Adwords

    One of the quickest ways of getting people to your site. An essential tool to many of our clients, Adwords is used to create adverts for your business, by paying for your site to be promoted on Google’s search results. Give us a budget, and we’ll get maximum results for as little investment as possible.

  • Content Creation

    You want to be in control of your website, and you will be. But if you like, we can help populate your site: anything from updating pages to writing regular, on-topic articles, giving you a massive search engine boost.

Think we can help you?

So now you've seen what we can do - and you don't fancy trying your chances of winning - why not get in touch with us anyway. We are always happy to help in any way we can

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